SIKHISM : Spreading The Message Of Humanity & Equality

 Sikhism: spreading the message of humanity and equality

Founded by Guru Nanak Dev Ji, Sikhism is considered the fifth largest religion in the world. This religion, through its 25 crore followers, spreads messages of equal status. And opportunities for everyone in the eyes of the worldwide God as well as God. The birthday of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism, is celebrated as a festival with a Gurupurab greeting message. It is time to get to know more deeply about religion. Since its inception, has always contributed a lot to social welfare.

This monotheistic religion was established 500 years ago in the Punjab region of India. Born in Talwandi (Nankana Sahib near Lahore) in the year 1490. Guru Nanak Dev was greatly influenced by this religion from his childhood. That is why he traveled to Central Asia. And the Middle East provinces as a saint. Guru Nanak undertook five major journeys, known as ‘Udasis’. During his visit, he met and interacted with many religious people and preached the principle of one divine being. Guru Nanak Dev announced his disciple Lehna as his successor in the year 1539. Before leaving this material world. Bhai Lehna’s real name was Guru Angad, who always followed the ideals of Guru Nanak.

Guru Nanak’s teachings

SIKHISM : Spreading The Message Of Humanity & Equality
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Sikhism is actually a religion that preaches messages of equality, truth, compassion, and sharing. Following are the 10 main objectives of Guru Nanak Dev’s teachings.

“Nirankar, Shakra, Alakh” – God is the only one, who is omnipresent and invisible without any form or shape. God existed even before the creation of the universe. But it was God’s will to maintain the fascination (Maya) in the world.

“Hukam rajayi chalna Nanak liyeya naal” – Everything is according to the will of God and we should accept it without saying anything.

“Sabat da Bhala” – Guru Nanak Dev believed in universal brotherhood. In which he said that everyone is equal in the sight of God. The line after the conclusion of the daily Ardas (prayer) is “Nanak Naam Chadi Kali Tere Bhane Sarbat da Bhala”. Which invokes the divine to seek the blessings of not only the Sikh community but all humanity.

“True Sunaisi Truth Ki Bella” – According to Guru Nanak’s principle. Everyone should speak the truth boldly and not take the side of untruth.

“Seva and Simran” – In this sermon, Guru Nanak has described the importance of a Guru (religious teacher) in the life of a person. Who acts as a lighthouse and gives proper guidance. Regarding Seva Gurbani, Guru Nanak Dev Ji said that in this world. Every person should always be ready to serve everyone (helping other people). And whoever does so will get a respectable place in the court of God.

“Vanda Chacko / Kirat Karo / Naam Japna” – Guru Nanak Ji taught his followers to exchange with others and help the underprivileged. To be honest, and to maintain constant devotion to God because according to him. This work will help to make people religious person.SIKHISM : Spreading The Message Of Humanity & Equality

SIKHISM: Spreading The Message Of Humanity & Equality

“Shun ka (work), anger, greed, fascination and arrogance” – These five acts, described as five doshas or five thieves, are considered to be the five major weaknesses of a person. Which degrade a person’s spiritual knowledge. Therefore one should stay away from all these. They have been compared to the thief because they take away the general intelligence of a person.

“Importance of Guru” – Guru Nanak reiterated the importance of a Guru in his teachings and said that Guru is a form of God. Guru Nanak also said that salvation can not be attained through pilgrimage. And rituals but through pure heart, soul, and intellect.

“Sangat te pangat” – Guru Nanak believed that the root. The cause of misery in the world is discrimination due to caste and creed. Thus, he tried to eradicate the feeling of discrimination among his followers through the concept of Sangat and Pangat. As a result, everyone unitedly worshiped God and they ate together with everyone, ignoring their position in society.

“Against Superstitions” – Guru Nanak called all kinds of rituals and superstitions completely untrue. And called the true kindness of God the only kind of help rendered from the heart.

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Militarization of Sikhs

Amritsar is famous as the capital of the Sikhs and Guru Arjan Dev Ji. The fifth Sikh Guru in Amritsar founded Sikhism. While the foundation of Sikhism was laid by Guru Nanak. He has also compiled ‘Adi Granth’, the first authorized holy book of Sikhs. Guru Nanak Dev always preached messages of universal brotherhood and peace in his teachings. Which were also followed by all other gurus.

> However, the increasing popularity of religion was seen as a threat. And Guru Arjan was killed in the year 1606 due to his religious faith. It was from here that militarization started in the Sikh community because this religion believes. God helps those who protect themselves.

> Thus, the sixth Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Hargobind, militarized. This community so that the Sikh community could defend itself and oppose it. After this, the Sikhs protected their religion and religious followers in many historical battles.

After the death of Guru Arjan, the Sikhs befriended the political rulers to reinvigorate themselves.

> However, once the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb came to rule. He tried to force all the people of his kingdom to convert to Islam. And hence the Sikhs had to take up arms again to protect their religion.

> The ninth Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Tegh Bahadur was arrested in the year 1675. On the orders of Aurangzeb and then killed.

> Guru Gobind Singh, called the tenth Guru of the Sikhs. Again organized a military group of men and women of the Sikhs. And addressed them under the name “Khalsa” to protect Sikhism.

> Guru Gobind Singh also established the Sanskritic rituals (Khande di Pahul / Amrit Sanchar), a nomenclature of this religion. Each Sikh carries 5 objects in it, which gave the Sikhs a unique identity.

Sikhism: spreading the message of humanity and equality

Kesha (Hair not cut): In Sikhism, a haircut means going beyond the worries of the body. Accepting the gifts of God, and attaining spiritual maturity. The Sikh turban is a symbol of sovereignty, dedication, self-respect, courage, and devotion.

Comb (wooden comb): The comb is a symbol of the cleanliness of mind and body.

Kadha (steel bracelet): It is a symbol of restraint and courtesy. It is believed that this is a reminder from which the Sikhs are always in the care of the Guru and by wearing it. They follow the path of righteousness.

Kutch (panties): Kutch is a symbol of purity in Sikhism.

Saber (Ceremonial sword): Saber is a symbol of spirituality. The protection of truth and the weak, the struggle against injustice, and a metaphor of God’.

Practical use of these five items of Sikhism.

> Kesh means that the hair we have on our body works by controlling. The temperature of our body and the hair of our eyelids, nostrils, and ears, etc. Helps to keep the dust particles away from entering the body.

> Kada is used in Shastra Vidya (Sikh martial arts) and can also be used as a defensive tool when needed.

> Kutch allows Sikhs to walk freely in war zones. Unlike restrictive garments like dhoti worn in other communities. Hence Kutch provides military benefits.

> Comb, combing relieves mental stress when combing hair. Therefore it produces a calming effect.

> Kerpan helps the Khalsa Panth in protecting themselves. As well as others from oppression.

> Guru Gobind Singh was the last Guru of the Sikhs.

> Along with the teachings of Guru Nanak. The sacred scripture revered at the place of worship of the Sikhs, known as the Gurdwara.

> At that time, the legacy of Sikhism was preserved by great leaders. Like Banda Singh Bahadur and Ranjit Singh.

Kesha (Hair not cut): In Sikhism, a haircut means going beyond the worries of the body. Accepting the gifts of God, and attaining spiritual maturity. The Sikh turban is a symbol of sovereignty, dedication, self-respect, courage, and devotion.

Comb (wooden comb): The comb is a symbol of the cleanliness of mind and body.

Kadha (steel bracelet): It is a symbol of restraint and courtesy. It believed that this is a reminder from which the Sikhs are always in the care of the Guru and by wearing it. They follow the path of righteousness.

Kutch (panties): Kutch is a symbol of purity in Sikhism.

Saber (Ceremonial sword): Saber is a symbol of spirituality. The protection of truth and the weak, the struggle against injustice, and a metaphor of God’.

Practical use of these five items of Sikhism.

> Kesh means that the hair we have on our body works by controlling the temperature of our body. And the hair of our eyelids, nostrils, and ears, etc. Helps to keep the dust particles away from entering the body.

> Kada is used in Shastra Vidya (Sikh martial arts) and can also be used as a defensive tool when needed.

> Kutch allows Sikhs to walk freely in war zones. Unlike restrictive garments like dhoti worn in other communities. Hence Kutch provides military benefits.

> Comb, combing relieves mental stress when combing hair. Therefore it produces a calming effect.

> Kerpan helps the Khalsa Panth in protecting themselves. As well as others from oppression.

> Guru Gobind Singh was the last Guru of the Sikhs.

> Along with the teachings of Guru Nanak. The sacred scripture revered at the place of worship of the Sikhs, known as the Gurdwara.

> At that time, the legacy of Sikhism was preserved by great leaders. Like Banda Singh Bahadur and Ranjit Singh.

Sikhism in the modern world.

There are about 25 crore Sikhs around the world. And they still carry the message of universal brotherhood. And peace in their actions and deeds.

> All people rich and poor eat together at the langar (a type of community food) that runs in gurudwaras.

> Every Sikh langar keeps doing service and help or help in many ways.

> Sikhs of India or abroad are at the forefront of any crisis, be it war or a natural disaster. These people along with organizing free clean food. And other basic needs and langars also help the needy.

> In fact it has been said that Sikhs follow Guru Nanak’s teachings very politely. And help each other, because nowhere in the world will you find a single Sikh beggar. They know how to save for themselves.

> According to recent news, keeping in view the deteriorating environment, Sikhs have promised that they will not fire to the upcoming Gurupurab.

Sikhism is a religion that is quite easy to understand. And accept due to contemporary features. Ubiquitous brotherhood is definitely needed at this time. Because only with peace can the nation progress and develop.

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